Pasquini has been in the business of espresso for over fifty years. Now, building on the success of the Pasquini Livia 90's proven performance as a high-end home machine, we have the new “Livia G4” lineup of three new machines. The “Pasquini Livia G4” lineup will supply the discerning home user with a quality equipment, designed for many years of dependable service. All three machines are made in Italy – The home of espresso!
Pasquini Livia G4 Semi-Automatic with PID Temperature Control
How do you improve on the new Pasquini Livia G4 Semi-Automatic espresso machine? Add PID, computer controlled temperature stability!
Commercial quality for your home! The Pasquini Livia G4 Semi Automatic PID-controlled espresso machine is one of the finest heat-exchanger machines available today for use in your home. Step up to Pasquini!
The Livia G4 Semi-Automatic PID-controlled espresso machine packs a lot of features in a small space.
PID Digital Temperature Control - PID stands for “Proportional-Integral-Derivative.” It sounds complicated, but you don't need a science degree to understand its benefits. What it means to you is that instead of a mechanical device controlling the boiler temperature, the The Livia G4 Semi-Automatic PID espresso machine uses a computerized device to control the temperature of the water in the boiler. A digital display on the front panel shows you that temperature in real time. It not only keeps the boiler temperature within a narrow range for more consistent results, it also allows you to select the desired temperature with conveniently located “+” and “-” buttons on the front of the machine, next to the digital display. This makes it easy to find the brewing temperature that best suits your taste preferences.
Relocated Electronic Control Box – To help the electronics give long-term dependable service the electronics have been relocated as low as possible inside the case where the coolest air exists. This protects the “brain box” from the heat of the boiler.
Temperature Safety Switch – In case of a problem, a user-resettable safety switch turns off the heating elements if overheating of the boiler occurs. The thermostat is located on the bottom of the boiler, and Pasquini has added an access panel making it easy to check and reset the thermostat if it ever becomes necessary to do so.
Front Panel with Pump-Pressure Gauge – It's easy to keep an eye on your pump's pressure during the extraction with this panel gauge. For example, too fine of a grind and the pressure will read higher than normal. Too coarse and the pressure will read low. There is no temperature gauge because the PID display shows that parameter.
Heat-Exchanger Boiler – The boiler's heat-exchanger system allows simultaneous brewing of espresso and steaming of milk! No more waiting for steam pressure to build to make a cappuccino or latte! The boiler is nickel electroplated for longer life as well as to help reduce scaling from minerals in the water and to make descaling easier and more effective.
Separate Grouphead Heating Element – Having the PID computer precisely controlling the temperature of the water for brewing espresso is just one step in the equation towards consistent results. Pasquini took it one step further and added a separate heating element with its own thermostat to the group itself. This means that the brew water will not lose heat on its way to the portafilter transferring its heat to the cold metal as will happen in some other machines. More consistency means better espresso!
Redesigned Case – The new case is stainless steel, a material found surrounding better espresso machines worldwide. The case features larger cup warmers than the previous model. Yes, We said warmers! There are two areas to place cups for warming; one on the front panel and one on top of the body. Warming cups keeps the espresso hot longer, and the area also makes a nice place to store and display your drinkware. Warmed cups help keep the espresso or other beverages from cooling off too soon.
Front Panel Indicator Lamp – Next to the power switch there is an indicator lamp. This will show when energy is being sent to the heating element in the boiler. When the machine is on, the PID digital display is illuminated so there is no separate power lamp on the the Livia G4 Semi-Automatic PID.
Commercial-Size Portafilter – The 58mm portafilter is the proven size for the best espresso. Virtually all commercial machines and better home machines use this size portafiler basket.
Joystick Steam and Hot Water Valves – The steam and hot water valves are easy to operate. The steam and hot water flow can be regulated by the position of the lever, or can be held open by moving either lever to its extreme position. This makes it unnecessary to hold the valve during the steaming process, and yet allows quick closing of the valve when you feel the milk is textured to its best.
Vibratory Pump – The 41 watt vibration pump with brass output fitting (not plastic as found on some machines) easily produces the 9 bar (135psi), the pressure required to properly extract espresso. There is also an adjustable overpressure valve to regulate pump pressure
Automatic Boiler Refilling – The internal sensor in the boiler keeps the water at the optimal height for temperature control as well as steam production.
Simple brewing – Push the large brew button on the front panel to begin brewing espresso and push it again to stop.
Insulated Steam Wand – The steam wand features internal insulation to help keep the exterior of the wand cool to help avoid the potential for burns.
Large Water Reservoir –The internal, 92 ounce reservoir sits on a platform that judges the water level by weight to safeguard the boiler. This eliminates less-dependable in-tank, electronic water level sensors. When the water is too low to allow safe operations the machine is shut down which protects the heating elements.
- Double spout portafilter
- Single cup filter basket
- Double cup filter basket
- Blind filter basket for backflushing
- Plastic tamper
- Plastic coffee scoop
- Grouphead brush
- One pack of descaler
- Two Pasquini logo stickers.
- Measurements:14.76" H x 9.84" W x 17.72" D (37.5 cm H x 25 cm W x 45 cm D).
- Max cup height clearance: 3.75" (9.53 cm).
- Weight: 41.89 pounds (19 kilograms).
- Power: 1400 watts, 110 volts, 60 hertz.
- Water tank capacity: 0.79 gallons (3 liters).
- Boiler capacity: 0.4 gallons (1.5 liters).